Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is an immune system disorder that inflames the digestive tract.  It can affect any part of the digestive tract, but it most commonly involves the small and large intestines.

The nature and extent of Crohn’s disease symptoms depend on where it arises – particularly with flare-ups.  Symptoms include fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, fatigue, weight loss, and abscesses.  The inflammatory process of Crohn’s disease can ultimately invade other organ systems, causing problems such as arthritis, eye inflammation, and sores on the skin.

There is currently no cure.  Medication, lifestyle changes, and sometimes surgical intervention can treat the symptoms.  Medical literature acknowledges that despite the best treatment, flare-ups can still occur.  In our experience, it is important to treat with a gastroenterologist to establish the medical evidence of the unique expression of Crohn’s Disease in your life.  Consistent treatment by a knowledgeable medical specialist improves the chances of approval for Social Security Disability benefits.

Social security disability claimants in Minnesota may qualify for benefits if the frequency of flare-ups and the severity of symptoms eliminate the possibility of full-time work.  Arguing Crohn’s disease claims can be complex – particularly given variability of symptoms.

If you would like a free initial consultation by professional lawyers (not “advocates” or “representatives”), call Hoglund Law Offices today.